Raise a glass to the Satellite Of Love in a Cocktail Guide To The Galaxy exclusive

The link between geek culture and drinking culture was established well before the pub quiz of the same name, and Brooklyn’s The Way Station, a.k.a. “The Doctor Who bar,” may be its ultimate expression. Aside from the TARDIS-shaped bathroom, the bar offers a rotating menu of themed cocktails named after owner Andy…

It’ll be fine: 15 revamps that turned out better than expected

There is nothing more galling to loyal fans, more creatively bankrupt, more wholly unnecessary than the “revamp”—taking a beloved property and giving it a splashy makeover that renders it nigh-unrecognizable, all in the patently desperate hope to appeal to a new audience and extend its lifespan. Except maybe,…

Twitch’s next marathon will be 6 straight days of Mystery Science Theater 3000

Twitch is getting kind of meta with its next TV marathon. In the not-too-distant future—June 26 at 11:00 a.m. PT, to be exact—Amazon’s ever-expanding livestreaming platform will host six straight days of classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes. Shout! Factory, the distribution company that owns the rights to the…

Watch the new MST3K team warm up their riffing muscles on Stranger Things

The first new Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes in almost 20 years arrived on the internet today, courtesy of original creator Joel Hodgson and Netflix. But if you haven’t had time yet to dip into a full 90-minute episode, the show’s new team of riffers have a bite-sized treat for streaming fans: a takedown of a…

They saved MST3K’s brain: The story of an amazing, colossal cult TV revival

Joel Hodgson wants feedback about the new Mystery Science Theater 3000. We’re in the lounge at the Music Box Theatre, the historic Chicago movie house where Hodgson has just screened the first episode of the movie-riffing series’ 11th season, which comes to Netflix on April 14. If the laughter seemed especially robust…

5 Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes to stream on Netflix in the not-too-distant future

The original run of Mystery Science Theater 3000 spanned multiple broadcast formats (UHF and cable) and broadcasters (Twin Cities station KTMA, The Comedy Channel, Comedy Central, Syfy) for 11 seasons, totaling 197 episodes—“experiments” in the terminology of its in-show search for the worst movie ever made. Thanks to…